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Nicki Minaj confirmed what we already knew. The 37-year-old rapper is expecting her first child with husband Kenny “Zoo” Petty.

The rapper announced she was pregnant in a social media post on Monday morning.

“#Preggers,” the rapper captioned a shot of her baby bump.

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She previously sparked pregnancy speculation in early May, when she tweeted, “No throwing up. But nausea and peeing non stop. Omg what do u think this means guys????”

Minaj then teased she would be sharing a baby bump photo “in a couple months”, adding: “The world ain’t ready yet” and she asked fans for tips on the size bra to wear to fit her swollen boobs.

The “Anaconda” hitmaker has had motherhood on her mind for years. Back in 2014 she told Complex magazine, “(I fear) I’ll become so consumed with work that I’ll forget to live my personal life to the fullest. If I’m done with my fifth album and I don’t have a child by then, no matter how much money I have, I would be disappointed, as a woman, because I feel like I was put here to be a mother…”

She added, “I definitely will be married before I have my baby. I want to make sure I do it in that order. I’ve always felt like that since I was young; my mother always put that in my head.”

Minaj and Petty tied the knot in October 2019.

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